The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are ten faculties, which cover the full spectrum of higher education to provide high quality, comprehensive training. In addition to the education and research activities, medical treatment is a crucial activity of ours; the Clinical Centre takes care of not only of the region’s outpatients and in-patients, but in many areas has national-level duties, too.
Each year, the University of Pécs participates in the ranking of international higher education institutions and is doing well. We strive to further improve our perception in all areas.
We have and will put great emphasis on the quality of education, as well-prepared students mean the best publicity for us. In this spirit the continuous development of human resources and infrastructure conditions is our top priority. We make efforts to provide our students with a wide variety of knowledge, therefore we offer support for a significant proportion of our students to participate in a variety of internship and exchange programmes in recognized institutions of Europe and other developed countries. So that we can increase the level of education we use state of the art technology and invite the finest professors. We have taken our motto from Luis Pasteur: "chance favours the prepared mind". It is most pleasing, that the number of students has stabilized over the last decade, whereas the number of foreign students has grown significantly. Not only is the University of Pécs a prestigious institution, it is also student-friendly; we would like our student to study for achievement and have a good time as well.
The PTE conducts internationally recognized research work. We do our best to make our university an optimal choice for a workplace to our talented researchers, not just a starting point. We encourage our esteemed colleagues with internal grant schemes for an even better performance. In the research centre named after János Szentágothai there are cutting-edge technologies, equipment and tools at our researchers’ and students’ disposal. The main research profile of our University is basic scientific research, however, via applied research we continuously develop our industrial relationships, too.
Within the framework of the Modern Cities Programme, spectacular modernization is taking place at our university. In this context not only are there construction of new buildings and renovation of existing ones, but these activities are parallel with human resources training. The Modern Cities Programme was created in cooperation with the city of Pécs.
Pécs is an attractive, friendly little town and human in scale; not only does it host, but also serves like home for our university citizens. The University is the city’s dominant institution, besides the students almost all inhabitants of Pécs feel connected to it. The presence of the large number of international students from all over the world and the Mediterranean atmosphere makes Pécs a pleasant, busy university town with so much life. The University of Pécs however, is not restricted to the county seat of Baranya, there is an independent faculty in the town of Szekszárd and there is a network of training centres all over the Transdanubian region, beyond the borders even.
The Rector’s leadership invites efficient cooperation of the various faculties and employees, encourages disciplined work of our students and calls on the support of those with an interest in its work.
|Symbols & Programme Name||PROGRAMME||Degree Level||Duration||Tuition|
|Biology MSc||Masters||2 years||5000 EUR per year|
|Pharmacy in English - Dr. Pharm||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||9900 USD/academic year|
|BA in Communication and Media Science||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,200 / semester|
|MA in Choral Conducting||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
|MA in Classical Singing||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,500 / sem.|
|MA in Ceramics Design||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
|Painting OTM (BA+MA)||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
|Sculpture OTM (BA+MA)||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
Visual Design (Graphic Design)
|Graphic Artist Specialising in Graphic Design OTM (BA+MA)||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
|BA in Classical Singing||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 4,000 / sem.|
|BA in Classical Music Performance (Piano, Violin, Flute, Viola, Guitar)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 3,300 / sem.|
|MA in Classical Music Performance (Piano, Guitar, Violin, Flute)||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
|BA in Orchestral and Choral Conducting||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 3,300/ sem.|
|BA in Ceramics Design||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 3,300/sem.|
|BA in Electronic Music and Media Arts||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,800/sem.|
|BA in Archeology||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem.|
|MA in Archeology||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 2,200/sem.|
|BA in Pedagogy (Intercultural Educational Assistant)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BA in Pre-school Teaching||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 1,800 / semester|
|BA in English and American Studies||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,300/sem.|
|MA in English Studies||Masters||MA in English Studies||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|MA in German Language, Literature and Culture (Deutsche Sprache, Literatur und Kultur)||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 2,000/sem.|
|MA in German as a Minority Language and Literature (Deutsch als Minderheitensprache und -kultur)||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 2,000/sem.|
|Hungarian Language Courses: Preparatory Courses||Certificate||5/10 months||3,500 EUR for 400 lessons; 5,500 EUR for 800 lessons|
|BA in Hungarian Literature and Linguistics||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,100/sem.|
|BA in Romology (Roma Studies) /Specialization in Boyash language and culture / Specialization in Romani language and culture/||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2500 / sem.|
|BA in Romance Philology and Cultures (Specialization in French Studies) Licence en philologie romane (Spécialité d’Études françaises)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem.|
|BA in Germanic Studies (Specialisation German as Ethnic Minority Language)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem.|
|BA in Germanic Studies (Specialisation German Studies)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem|
|BA in Romance Philology and Cultures (Specialization in Italian Studies) Filologia romanza e cultura neolatina BA (Specializzazione in studi italiani)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem.|
|07/15/2021 BA in Slavonic Studies (Russian Philology) Славянская филология (специальность: Русская филология)||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem.|
|BA in Romance Philology and Cultures (Specialization in Spanish Studies) Lenguas y Culturas Neolatinas, especialidad en Estudios Hispánicos||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2200 / sem.|
|MA in Psychology||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||for EU citizens: EUR 2900/semester non-EU citizens: EUR 3900/semester|
|BA in Psychology||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,900/sem. (for EU citizens), EUR 3,900/sem. (for non-EU citizens)|
|BA in Social Work||Certificate||3,5 years (7 semesters)||EUR 2,200/ semester|
|MA in Social Work||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|MA in Social Policy||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BSc in Business Administration and Management||Certificate||3.5 years (7 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem. (for non-EU students), 1150 EUR (for EU students)|
|MSc in Applied Management||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,000/sem. for non- EU students HUF 400,000/sem. for EU students|
|MSc in Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||4,000 EUR/sem. (for non-EU students); 400,000 HUF/sem. (for EU students)|
|PhD in Business Administration||PhD||4 semester educational period + the research period||1. semester: 4 000 EUR 2-4. semester: 3 000 EUR/semester 5-8. semester: 1 500 EUR/semester Complex examination: 1000 EUR|
|PhD in Regional Development||PhD||4 semester educational period + the research period||1. semester: 4 000 EUR 2-4. semester: 3 000 EUR/semester 5-8. semester: 1 500 EUR/semester Complex examination: 1000 EUR|
|BA in International Relations||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,350/sem.|
|MA in International Relations||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BSc in Nursing||Certificate||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 2500 / sem.|
|BSc in Physiotherapy||Certificate||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 2500 / sem.|
|BSc in Midwifery||Certificate||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 2500 / sem.|
|BSc in Dietetics||Certificate||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 2500 /sem.|
|General Medicine in English||Masters||6 years (12 semesters)||USD 16,750/year (USD 9,000 for the first and USD 7,750 for the second semester)|
|Dentistry in English||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||Tuition fee: USD 17,350/year (USD 9,300 for the first and USD 8,050 for the second semester)|
|General Medicine in German (Allgemeine Humanmedizin)||Masters||6 years (12 semesters)||EUR 7,500 / semester|
|Dentistry in German (Zahnmedizin)||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||EUR 7,720/semester|
|PhD in Medical Sciences (Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Medical Sciences, Clinical Neurosciences, Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences, Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Science)||PhD||4 years (8 semesters)||USD 6,000/sem.|
|MSc in Nursing APRN (Nurse practitioner)||Masters||1,5 years (3 semesters)||EUR 3,500/sem.|
|MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science||Masters||1,5 year (3 semester)||EUR 3500/sem.|
|BSc in Biology||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BSc in Chemistry||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BSc in Computer Science||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BSc in Geography||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
Mathematics & Statistics
|BSc in Mathematics||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|BSc in Physics||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
|MSc in Biotechnology||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 5,500/sem.|
|PhD in Biology and Sport Biology||PhD||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 3,000/sem.|
|PhD in Chemistry||PhD||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 3,000/sem.|
|PhD in Physics||PhD||4 years (8 semesters)||EUR 3,000/sem.|
|MSc in Physics||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,000/sem.|
|MSc in Chemistry||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,000/sem.|
Mathematics & Statistics
|MSc in Applied Mathematics||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,000/sem.|
|MSc in Biology||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,000/sem.|
|MSc in Geography||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||EUR 4,000/sem.|
|Architecture (BSc + MSc)||Masters||5 years (10 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
|BSc in Computer Science Engineering||Certificate||3.5 years (7 semesters)||USD 3,400/sem.|
|BSc in Civil Engineering||Certificate||4 years (8 semesters)||USD 3,400/sem.|
|BSc in Electrical Engineering||Certificate||3.5 years (7 semesters)||USD 3,400/sem.|
|MSc in Computer Science Engineering||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
|MSc in Structural Engineering||Masters||1.5 years (3 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
|DLA in Architecture / PhD in Architectural Engineering||PhD||4 years (8 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
|MA in Interior and Spatial design||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
|MSc in Architectural Engineering||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
|BSc in Architectural Engineering||Certificate||3 years (6 semesters)||USD 3,400/sem.|
|MSc in Biomedical Engineering||Masters||2 years (4 semesters)||USD 3,800/sem.|
Travel and Tourism
|BSc Tourism and Catering||Certificate||3 + 1 years (6 + 2 semesters)||EUR 3,000 / semester for non-EU students EUR 1,150 / semester for EU students|
|PhD in Law||PhD||4 years (8 semesters) (180 credits)||EUR 2,500/sem.|
The University has transformed Pécs into a Univer-city. With Faculties spread all over and no one particular campus, students may find it difficult to make friends with those from faculties other than the one they are studying at, but with over 4500 international students studying in the city of Pécs it’s never hard to run into someone at the library, a party or just walking around.
Despite Faculties being spread throughout the city, most things are within walking distance and if not, the public transport system is very reliable. Monthly bus passes are reasonably priced, especially if you use your student card. The city is in general has a low cost of living compared to most other European countries and is safe.
Many students may find it difficult adjusting to life away from home, particularly those who are coming straight from high school and have never lived on their own. For these students, it is recommended they live in the dorms for the first year as they adapt to life in a new place and studying at University. The dorms are a great place to meet friends and can be a safe place for students who overwhelmed with all the new responsibilities of living abroad.
Pécs is much smaller than Budapest and has much less nightlife than Miami Beach, but Pécs provides more than enough for students to do. There are cinemas where you can see movies in English or Hungarian, and plenty of bars and restaurants. There’s Árkád for all your shopping needs, if you’re not satisfied with what’s available there’s always online shopping.
Traveling to Budapest for a weekend is always a great idea. You can see the monuments and enjoy the city with friends. Students also enjoy traveling to countries within the region like Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria.
Testimonials from our Internationla Students:
“I like the international climate at the University of Pécs, here people from all over the world come together and it's a great place to get to know new cultures and make new friends. The professors at the Medical School are outstanding and we get a lot of practical experience and contact with patients. This place has taught me so much about myself and I consider it a great honor to be a student here.”
Lena Luise Popp, Germany
'I've found a second home!' Studying in the University of Pecs has exposed me to such a vast pool of resources, both academically and socially. I get to be taught by very nice and experienced professors.
I also get to learn new cultures and make friends from all over the world."
Joshua Wanbua, Kenya
“I never get bored living and studying in Pecs. The city is charming and not crowded, together with many unexpected multi-cultural activities in the city center for me to experience. Life in the Campus is wonderful, and it has quite big international community. The professors, teachers and staffs of the University are also extremely adorable."
Phet Sengpunya, Laos
'"Here it's where you can rediscover yourself! My experience has been amazing so far as an international student at UP. I found the fruitful interaction between the professors and students I was seeking for and the professors are tolerant, flexible and understanding. The international atmosphere is gorgeous where you can deal with a lot of students from all over the globe. Pécs is a calm city with such a beautiful nature and weather. I believe that it's an experience that will lead me to great achievements in the near future."
Ahmed Hamido, Egypt
"Studying at the heart of Europe was a chance to travel and discover different surrounding countries and to participate in exchange programs. Honestly, studying in Pécs was the best decision I’ve ever made, I discovered myself, improved my skills and gained personal and professional growth."
Ghada Bouajaja, Tunisia
You can find a step-by-step guide and a video guide as well in our How to Apply section.
No. The Faculties of the University of Pécs admit students based on a combination of academic merit, professional experience, and demonstrated preparation for their intended degree programs.
Our programs have specific deadlines that are indicated on the individual program pages.
The University of Pécs works closely with a wide range of educational agencies, counselors and international academic services throughout the world. These agents and counselors can advise on the most suitable course for you, and offer support and advice throughout the application process.
Here you can find the list based on countries.
The admission interview is designed to test your language, communication skills and sometimes your academic background. Here you can find a useful blog post with some advices and tips from an international student of the UP.
In order to be eligible for university studies in Hungary, a student must demonstrate that they meet several requirements for the course or program. There are certain general entry requirements that all students must meet. To check the appropriateness of your qualifications,we suggest to visit this website first.
If you still have some questions, you should contact the coordinator of the selected program in the first instance enclosing brief details of the courses that you have taken/are taking, together with your achieved/expected grades and indicate clearly the subject that you are intending to study at the University.
Here you can find the contact details of the program coordinators.
In order to be offered a place in a bachelor's (first cycle or undergraduate) program, you must have successfully completed your upper secondary (high school) education and be able to demonstrate the minimum language requirement.
Beside the certain general entry requirements that all students must meet. In addition, there may be other entry requirements specific to the program the student is applying for. For example, an engineering course may require a higher level of previous maths studies.
It is essential that your English/German language skills are good enough for you to undertake an intensive and challenging academic course that is taught and examined in English/German. As a result, if your first language is not English/German you will also be asked to meet a specific English/German language requirement.
More information about acceptable English/German language qualifications can be found in the Entry requirements section.
The main costs of going to university are tuition fees, application fees, registrations fees, and living costs.
- Tuition fees are the fees that are paid to the University by the self-financed admitted student. Tuition fee covers teaching and assessment.
- Application fees must be paid to apply for a degree program at the UP. It is non-refundable and necessary to start processing your application.
- Registration fees – some programs require a registration fee as well, which should be paid once in the first semester of the studies. This is also a non-refundable payment.
Please find the tuition fees, application fees and registration fees of the different study programs here.
- Living costs – these are your monthly outgoings such as rent, travel, food, social life, phone bills, books for your courses.
For more information on the costs of a stay in Hungary, please visit this website: Living costs.
Yes, the University of Pécs is part of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program which is the most prestigious higher education scholarship program of the Hungarian Government, offering a wide range of courses for international students of excellent academic track record.
Here you can find all the information regarding the program.
Here you can find all of the FAQs